Social Programme

September 19, 2022 14:00 - 18:00


The COLOSS Survivors’ Task Force is organizing a City Walk to visit some of the free-living honey bee colonies that are populating the urban areas of Belgrade. Jovana Bila Dubaić, who recently described this unprecedented urban density of free-living colonies, will be our guide!

Date*: 19.09.2022

Cost: free of charge (bus ticket and drinks on your side)

Registration: Mandatory through COLOSS Website – deadline for registration 15.09.2022

Meeting point: Pionirski Park (under the fountain) at 2PM

Duration: about 4hours

Detailed programme available at COLOSS Website.

*In case of bad weather this event may be postponed at the conference conclusion, on the 23.09. 2022.

September 19, 2022 19:30 - 22:00


Ilija M. Kolarac Endowment

Studentski trg 5, 11000 Belgrade

September 21, 2022 15:00 - 22:00

  • Visiting the “Naš med” (Our honey) factory of the Association of Beekeeping Organizations of Serbia.

  • Visiting Topola a town and municipality located in the Šumadija District of central Serbia.

  • Common Dinner

September 22, 2022 20:00 - 24:00

BANQUET on the Boat (Sava river)

September 19, 2022 Monday, 15:00 - 18:00

Belgrade Fortress sightseeing (guided tour)

The complex of Belgrade Fortress, like important symbolic and cultural-historical points, located above the confluence of the Sava and Danube River and Great War Island, provides one of the most beautiful views of Europe. With its Upper and Lower Town, as well as Kalemegdan Park, it is the first-class outdoor museum. There is a series of monuments, museums, galleries and temples that you can see and visit there. Monument “The Victor“ on a high post made of white marble, is the symbol of Belgrade.

Program includes: - walking tour with a professional guide

Rate per person: € 9

Remarks: Minimum participants 10

September 20, 2022 Tuesday, 18:00 - 19:30


Belgrade is situated on two rivers, Danube and Sava.

The Danube is one of the greatest rivers of the world, second only to Volga in Europe, with its length (2850 km) and branching tributaries (120 tributaries).

It passes through Serbia along 588 km of its flow; it is navigable throughout its length and represents a natural link to Germany, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria. The Sava River is 945 km long, with 207 km flowing through Serbia, connecting Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. Two big and exciting rivers frame the portrait of Belgrade and finish the painting of its character. They are also the mirror over which this city every day brings its diverse faces. The banks of Belgrade rivers are full of promenades and cycling treks, rafts with cafes and restaurants and clubs, sport centers, beaches and playgrounds. And people, of course. Day and night…

Program includes:
- Walking from the meeting point to the place of embarkation,
- 90 minutes cruise

Rate per person: 15
Remarks: Minimum participants 10

September 20, 2022 Tuesday, 20:30 - 24:00


The old, bohemian quarter of Belgrade, arose during the late 19th and early 20th century when its inns were the gathering place of the best known names in Belgrade. It is frequently compared to the Montmartre of Paris, both in appearance as well as the exuberant and dynamic artistic atmosphere.

This part of the city arose during the early 19th century, with Skadarska Street being named and the houses being numbered in 1872. Skadarlija was once home to many famous writers, actors, painters and journalists. Many famous local and international names “spent their best days there – during the night”. This ambient environment along with galleries, antique and souvenir shops was revitalized in 1968.

Program includes:
- Walking to bohemian quarter from the meeting point
- Dinner at traditional restaurant where is served traditional and delicious dishes (drinks included too)
- Live music during the evening and independent return to hotels.

Rate per person: € 38

September 23, 2022 Friday, 10:30 - 17:30


We will organize a half-day post-conference excursion on Friday, September 18th to Sremski Karlovci , an important Serbian cultural heritage site and a gem of Serbian wine making. The excursion will include wine tasting and lunch in one of the local wineries with unpaged music. If you decide to participate in the excursion, please fill out the application form.

Only 11 km from Novi Sad and 57 km from Belgrade, the quaint city of Sremski Karlovci has been the spiritual, cultural and educational center of Serbia for over 200 years. The baroque style buildings surrounding the fountain in the town center are of immense importance to Serbian history and culture. With its two tall bell towers, the 1762 Gathering Church of St. Nicholas is a masterpiece of Serbian baroque. The Patriarchy Palace, the residence of the Srem District Episcope, is considered to be the most remarkable 19th century building in this part of Serbia. According to legend, whoever drinks water from the 1799 Four Lions Well will return to Karlovci to marry. Serbia’s oldest gymnasium is located here. The area’s vineyards add to its quaint character and beautiful scenery.

Sremski Karlovci produces excellent wine. Its rustic cellars draw more and more visitors each year. During the trip we visited the famous ‘’Honey and Wine museum’’ .

Program includes:
- bus transportation from the meeting point to Sremski Karlovci,
- sightseeing with local travel quide,
- visit the ‘’Honey and Wine museum’’,
- five tips of wine tasting.

Rate per person: 48
Remarks: Minimum participants 10

September 23 - 25, 2022 Friday - Sunday


Zlatibor: The Queen of Serbian mountains

Zlatibor is an incredibly beautiful mountain. It is located in western Serbia, about 230 km away from Belgrade. At the average height of 1000 m above sea level, Zlatibor offers unforgettable scenery and a unique climate for those seeking rest, relaxation, as well as enjoying winter and summer sports, such as skiing, walking and swimming. The climate makes Zlatibor rich with vegetation, growing over 120 different types of grasses and forests. Wavy landscape is sprinkled with pine and fir forests, wild daffodils and all sorts of colorful mountain flowers and wild berries. Zlatibor offers a rich cultural and a tourist experience. More than 200, 000 people visit Zlatibor, all over a year, while staying at newly built hotels, mini hotels, inns or in private houses. It is definitely a mountain one always comes back to.

Šargan Eight: A journey to the Past

Šargan Eight is the most attractive tourist and museum railways in Europe and is mentioned as a unique architectural masterpiece in the world, among narrow gauge lines. Connecting Belgrade with Sarajevo and Dubrovnik, and it was opened to traffic 1925.. This exceptional line in the form of number eight, is 13.5 km. The railroad built 22 tunnels, 5 bridges and viaducts.

Drvengrad – Kustendorf: A real dream of famous art director Emir Kusturica

Drvengrad is the ethnic village situated at the crossroads of Tara and Zlatibor. It was founded and built on a hill called Mecavnik the design of a film director Emir Kusturica for the film "Life is a Miracle.” From the entrance gate is the main street that bears the name of Ivo Andric, and beside it a street named Ernesto Che Guevara, Diego Maradona, Miodrag Petrovic Ckalja, Fellini and Bergman. A Street bears the name of the Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic. In the village there is a small wooden Orthodox church with a wooden tower. In the central part of the village square is paved with wood lot and cut wood sills and surrounded by cottages.

Višegrad: The historical bridge and Nobel Prize winner

Višegrad is located at the the far east of the Republic of Srpska, which is a part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since the Middle Ages Višegrad was important spot as a locality where the river Drina is crossed on the way to Dubrovnik-Sarajevo-Niš-Istanbul and a route for many traders coming from Dubrovnik. Višegrad was always an important link between Serbia and Bosnia.

The bridge on the Drina is a heritage of the great vizier Mehmed pasa Sokolovic. The bridge was built in the period from 1571 to 1577 by at that time the most famous Turkish architect Kodža Mimar Sinan. The bridge consists of 11 arches with mild ascend towards the middle section and the exit dock on the left coast.There is extension at the sixth pillar on both sides. On one side is a sofa, put in the middle of the bridge foreseen to be used for resting for passengers, across of which the stone portal is placed. Stone portals have two plates made of white marble with the lyrics of the writer called Nihadija in Arabic alphabet, that speak about the constructor and the year of construction. In 2007. Bridge entered UNESCO world heritage list as a bridge with a big cultural impact, and also as a best representative of a classical ottoman style in bridge making.

Andrićtown is a tourist, cultural, administrative and educational complex. It is situated on a peninsula between the rivers Drina and Rzav in Visegrad. Andrictown is a project of a famous film director Emir Kusturica, the stone town inspired by the literary works and characters of Nobel Prize winner Ivo Andric. It’s architecture is a mix of different eras and styles that passed throughout Visegrad history: the Byzantine style, the Ottoman period, the Renaissance and Classicism.

Drina river canyon and Perucac Lake
After embarkation on boat in Visegrad from where Drina Lake begins, 54 km long, with a magnificent canyon that stretches all the way to Visegrad. As you continue down the Drina River you will be delighted seeing that everything is close; you can just lower your hand to feel the freezing water below you and enjoy in the view of the rocky shores and dark forests. The sky can be seen high between the grey rocks of the canyon as a narrow pale blue stripe, often speckled with whole flock of eagles that tirelessly circle in the sun.